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Kumina - Nyabinghi- Mento - Ska - Rocksteady - Reggae - Sound systems - Lovers rock - Dub - Dancehall - Dub poetry - Toasting - Raggamuffin - Roots reggae Jamaica is known as the birthplace of many popular musical genres including raggamuffin, ska, reggae and dub. ... Kumina is both the religion and the music practiced by the people of eastern Jamaica. ... Nyabinghi is a legendary Amazon queen, who was said to have possesed a Ugandan woman named Muhumusa in the 19th century. ... Mento is a style of Jamaican folk music that predates and has greatly influenced reggae music. ... Ska is a form of Jamaican music combining elements of traditional mento and calypso with an American jazz and rhythm and blues sound. ... Rocksteady is the name given to a style of music popular in Jamaica between 1966 and 1968. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... In Jamaica, a Sound System is a popular type of nomadic outdoor concert/party. ... For the Sade album, see Lovers Rock. ... This article is about the Jamaican music genre. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Toasting, chatting, or DJing is the act of talking or chanting over a rhythm or beat. ... Raggamuffin (or ragga) is a kind of reggae that includes digitized backing instrumentation. ... Roots reggae is the name given to Rastafarian reggae music from Jamaica which evolved from Ska and Rocksteady and was made famous outside the Caribbean by the legendary singer/songwriter Bob Marley. ...

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Dub Poetry is a form of performance poetry consisting of spoken word over reggae rhythms, that originated in Jamaica in the 1970s. Unlike Dee Jaying (also known as Toasting or Chatting) which also features the use of the spoken word, the Dub Poet's performance is normally pre-prepared, rather than the extemporised chat of the Dancehall Dee Jay, and in many cases the Dub Poet will appear on stage with a band performing music specifically written to accompany their poems, rather than simply perform over the top of dub plates in the Dancehall fashion. The Cayman Islands are a Caribbean island chain, currently a territory of the United Kingdom. ... The Turks and Caicos Islands are an overseas dependency of the United Kingdom. ... 1966 in music Download sample of Alton Ellis rocksteady track Girl Youve Got a Date. Download sample of Cincinatti Kid by Prince Buster, a legendary ska artist. ... Aruba and the five main islands of the Netherlands Antilles are part of the Lesser Antilles island chain. ... The former French colonies of Martinique and Guadeloupe are small islands in the Caribbean. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ... For other meanings of DJ, see DJ (disambiguation). ... Toasting, chatting, or DJing is the act of talking or chanting over a rhythm or beat. ... Toasting, chatting, or DJing is the act of talking or chanting over a rhythm or beat. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Dub poetry is mostly of an overtly political and social nature, with none of the braggadocio often associated with the dancehall. The odd love-song or elegy appears, but dub poetry is predominantly concerned with politics and social justice, commonly voiced through a commentary on current events (and in this it does share much with Dancehall and 'Conscious' or 'Roots' [reggae] music). Elegy was originally used for a type of poetic metre (Elegiac metre), but is also used for a poem of mourning, from the Greek elegos, a reflection on the death of someone or on a sorrow generally. ...


Linton Kwesi Johnson (LKJ)'s album Dread, Beat an' Blood first appeared in 1977 then Oku Onuora's Reflection In Red in 1979 followed by Benjamin Zephaniah's Rasta, and many others in the early 1980s onwards. Although the genre had its heyday in the 1980s and 1990s, many of the poets are still active today; many new poets are emerging, and even experimenting with the genre (i.e., the Jamaican dub style over hip-hop beats). Linton Kwesi Johnson Linton Kwesi Johnson (aka LKJ) (born 24 August 1952) is a British-based Dub poet. ... Benjamin Obadiah Iqbal Zephaniah is a British Rastafarian writer and dub poet, and is well known in contemporary English literature. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... See also 1990s, the band The 1990s decade refers to the years from 1990 to 1999, inclusive, sometimes informally including popular culture from the late 1980s and shortly after the year 2000. ...


Toronto Canada has the second highest concentration of Dub Poets preceded by Jamaica and followed by England. Poets such as Lillian Allen, Afua Cooper, and Ahdri Zhina Mandiela are among the founding mothers of the Canadian Dub Poetry legacy. Lillian Allen (born 1951 in Spanish Town, Jamaica) is a Canadian dub poet. ...


LKJ still runs LKJ records in the UK, a label which publishes both his own books and music, and also that of other musicians and poets.


Zephaniah continues to publish in the UK. He has written novels as well as poetry. He was put forward for the post of Oxford Professor of Poetry in 1989 and UK Poet Laureate in 1999, and was also offered an OBE in 2003, which he declined. The chair of Professor of Poetry at the University of Oxford is an unusual, high-profile academic appointment, now normally held for five years. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Commanders Badge of the Order of the British Empire The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority, these are...


Many of the Dub Poets have published their work as volumes of written poetry as well as albums of poetry with music.


Notable Dub Poets

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Dub poetry (323 words)
Dub Poetry is a form of reggae music that consists of spoken word performances over a reggae backing.
Dub poetry is mostly of an overtly political nature, with none of the braggadocio often associated with the dancehall.
The odd love-song or elegy appears, but dub poetry is predominantly concerned with politics and social justice, commonly voiced through a commentary on current events (and in this it does share much with Dancehall and any other form of 'conscious' reggae music).
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